In reading the interviews with Bob Stein, I was most struck by his interest in the way the books are written and then translated into a digital form. He describes that he is not interested in merely seeing books we already know reformatted for an electronic device, but he would rather see a book written and created differently for an electronic experience. In his first interview "Mao, King Kong, and the future of the book," Stein talks about how his career path has always dealt with publishing and electronics in one way or another in the sense that he strived to make digital out of what was already printed. Now, however, his direction has shifted into creating a whole different form of publication.
Personally, I feel that books are still written in order to be read in a linear fashion. Most books are still released in bookstores, however eBooks are starting to be a more common trend. But they way the books are written and read has not changed. I am a little uncomfortable with the way Stein describes his vision for the future of electronic books. Even though I have a kindle I enjoy reading on it and I do still like its linear fashion. The new book that Stein describes sounds almost like an interactive video game with a twisting plot line. While this sounds very entertaining, I do not think the general feel of reading through a book and allowing your imagination to do the work will ever fade.